Physics I is a course designed for high school students in grades 11 & 12. Topics studied include motion, forces, momentum, energy, heat, electricity & magnetism, waves & optics, fluid mechanics, and atomic & particle physics. The course requires that students be comfortable describing and solving real-world problems using algebra and basic trigonometry. The course also requires vector math, but this topic is taught at the beginning of the course. The course is supported by an interactive, inquiry-based laboratory environment where students gain hands-on experience with the concepts being studied. The content of the course course exceeds the requirements of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for high school physics and is recommended for students who are planning to take AP Physics and/or the SAT subject test in physics.
- Teacher: Mr. Bigler